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Chargers Daily Links: Thoughts on Episode 3 of ‘Hard Knocks’

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Another week, another phenomenal episode of Hard Knocks.

This one started out with some real fiery words on the part of wide receivers coach Phil McGeoghan, who was doing his best stress the importance of an NFL receiver who can block in the run game.

As a former player, it got me all kinds of hyped. It made me nostalgic as hell, as well. Regardless of the rated-R language, the message was simple: Do your job, because your job depends on it.

We also got a great look into the recent “hold-in” held by Melvin Ingram that spanned most of last week. Everyone on the outside held varying opinions on the matter, but Ingram always made it perfectly clear that he wanted to be with the Chargers. He just needed to make sure his family was covered. Following the newly-adjusted contract, Ingram was right back in pads with the same energy he has always brought as a member of the Bolts.

Now, what are all of your thoughts on the latest installment? What was your favorite part? Least favorite? Let’s discuss.

And here are today’s links.

Chargers News:

Chris Hayre reports the latest from the Bolts in his training camp notebook (

Check out photos from Tuesday’s practice (

Jason Reed talks Derwin James’ potential new deal following the new contract for Arizona’s Budda Baker (Bolt Beat)

Gavino Borquez touches on the potential for Joe Reed, K.J. Hill to be the team’s return men in 2020 (Chargers Wire)

NFL News:

Todd McShay published his top-50 prospects (ESPN)

Michael Rothstein discusses how the Madden game designers came to create “X-Factors” (ESPN)

Gary Davenport lists his early training camp winners and losers (Bleacher Report)

Cody Benjamin ranks the top-8 logical landing spots for S Earl Thomas (CBS Sports)

Chris Trapasso ranks his top-10 young offensive cores in the NFL (CBS Sports)

CB Mackensie Alexander was arrested for battery after confronting the man who left his father behind on a berry-picking trip (Pro Football Talk)